Tour Crossword by Larry Humber

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The “Tour” crossword puzzle by Larry Humber.

Solution posted April 20, 2012:

ACROSS
1. EVANS, 4. MISTRAL, 8. RIM, 9. TRIALISTS, 10. INTENSE, 11. ROCHE, 13. GROOVE, 15. YELLOW, 18. EIGHT, 19. RICHARD, 21. DESGRANGE, 23. NON, 24. SYRINGE and 25. NOSED.

DOWN
1. EARNING, 2. ARMSTRONG, 3. SIT ON, 4. MAIDEN, 5. SPLURGE, 6. RUS, 7. LISLE, 12. COL D’AGNES, 14. VETERAN, 16. WIDENED, 17. FRANCE, 18. EDDYS, 20. CLEAN and 22. SIR.

Larry sent this little beauty to dandyhorse a few years back and we weren’t able to print it so here it is now for your enjoyment! We’ll post the answers later this week! Stay tuned to dandyhorsemagazine.com and the dandyBLOG!

“The TOUR” PUZZLE – By Larry Humber

ACROSS

1 Aussie who’s twice been runner-up in France
4 Wind that can plague riders in the south of France
8 Outer portion of the wheel
9 They race against the clock
10 Showing strong purpose, like the best riders
11 Irishman who won in France and Italy in 1987
13 Rut or furrow (to be avoided by riders)
15 Jersey coveted by all riders
18 The most Tour de France stages won in a single year
19 Famed climber Virenque
21 He was known as “The Father of the Tour” (de France)
23 No, to the French
24 Suspicious item likely to get a rider disqualified
25 Defeated narrowly, ___ out

DOWN

1 Making
2 He entered this year’s Tour with a record seven wins
3 Ride behind another without taking a turn at the front: 2 wds.
4 Mark Cavendish got his ___ Tour de France stage win (and several more) in 2008
5 Show off (or, spend money extravagantly)
6 Nationality of Denis Menchov: abbr.
7 Cotton thread of French origin
12 Pyrenees pass featured in the 2009 Tour
14 Experienced rider, like 2 Down
16 Extended
17 Country of birth of the youngest Tour de France winner, 19-year-old Henri Cornet
18 Fabled rider Merckx, and namesakes
20 Not on EPO, say
22 Chris Hoy’s title

 

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